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Starplex Pavilion

Starplex Pavilion

Music Venue and Concert Hall
Fair Park, Dallas
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  • Tim L.
    "Lawn seats are not bad at all."(4 Tips)
    Siw Shauni H.
    "hawkers selling drinkables in the crowd."(4 Tips)
    William W. B.
    "Flask in trousers is recommended by Chappell!"(3 Tips)
    Kirk B.
    "Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails"(2 Tips)
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  • Ray L.
    Ray LopesAugust 27, 2016
    The audience layout is wierd, but the sound is pretty good. Beer is expensive. It literally took me 2 hours to leave the parking lot after the Blink 182 show in July.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BarnesAugust 19, 2016
    Plenty of room under the pavilion
  • Pamela S.
    Pamela SutherlandAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's 101°. Why aren't the fans blowing full blast above the covered seating?? It's stagnant heat. Terrible. Come on Gexa. You can do better. We're having heat stroke!.
  • Scott T.
    Scott TaylorAugust 6, 2016
    Outside the pavilion only 24 oz $13 beers. Inside 16 oz $9.50 beers from the "hawkers." The smaller beer a preferred option for some.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DooleyMay 14, 2016
    Needs to be updated
  • Pam A.
    Pam AbateOctober 18, 2015
    Then they have to ask a senior person what to do. They have no clue other than to say go back for. The direction you came from there will be a sign. There was not a single sign anywhere.
  • Pam A.
    Pam AbateOctober 18, 2015
    You go the the pan am gate and attempt to enter. They tell you to go to the ticket booth. You go to the ticket booth and wait for 25 minutes to be told to take the ticket to the gate.
  • Pam A.
    Pam AbateOctober 18, 2015
    Off to a bad start. You park at the fair park parking lot. You ask directions of the first state fair employee you see. He tells you that you have to enter the fair to get in to gexa.
  • Christine D.
    Christine DunhamSeptember 7, 2015
    Lawn seating is the only way to go on a hot summer day!
  • David P.
    David PittsAugust 21, 2015
    Lawn is navigable with a small group, but you'll still want to get there pretty early. Also bring cash for the beer hawkers, don't want to miss any tunes.
  • Ciera O.
    Ciera OtteAugust 8, 2015
    I was at the 5SOS concert and I was on the lawn but i could still see! It was amazing
  • Catalina M.
    Catalina MoncadaJuly 27, 2015
    Big enough, easy security
  • Jasie J.
    Jasie JarvisJuly 26, 2015
    HAD AN AWESOME TIME SEEING FALL OUT BOY!
  • roxanne
    roxanneJune 29, 2015
    warped tour bands on the gexa we're pretty good
  • katy r.
    katy ramseyMay 30, 2015
    Lawn seats!
  • katy r.
    katy ramseyMay 30, 2015
    Buy lawn seats! They are cheaper, it's hot under the regular seat section, you can bring a blanket, take off your shoes and dance like a free love child all night. It's the way to go!
  • Kristen J.
    Kristen JohnsonMay 11, 2015
    Came to see Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love. Great venue but because of "thunderstorms" which never came, the show was canceled before Lana even came on. How disappointing.
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 3, 2014
    A typical venue
  • Billie M.
    Billie McKeeNovember 1, 2014
    Slipknot with shay
  • Billie M.
    Billie McKeeNovember 1, 2014
    Korn and Slipknot with shay
  • Marlo M.
    Marlo MatthewsOctober 27, 2014
    Texas Rap Fest!!!!
  • Megan M.
    Megan McCarthyOctober 4, 2014
    Zac Brown Band!
  • Dani M.
    Dani MichelleSeptember 20, 2014
    Rum runners the best alcoholic drink here.
  • Kelly
    KellySeptember 20, 2014
    Oddball! Hollaaaaa
  • Phillip N.
    Phillip NguyenSeptember 11, 2014
    If you are facing the stag, hit up the left side for their food court. It has more selection of food and beverages
  • Siw Shauni H.
    Siw Shauni HaugerSeptember 8, 2014
    Beverages are ridiculously priced, so is food. Decent bathrooms & lots of them, hawkers sell drinkables in the crowd.
  • Lorena G.
    Lorena GarciaSeptember 7, 2014
    Drake & Wayne!
  • Siw Shauni H.
    Siw Shauni HaugerSeptember 7, 2014
    Ridiculously prices on beer and food, nice bathrooms, they have hawkers selling drinkables in the crowd.
  • Garrett W.
    Garrett WilkinsonSeptember 6, 2014
    AFI in the rain
  • Tim L.
    Tim LamSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lawn seats are not bad at all.
  • Brittny
    BrittnyAugust 31, 2014
    Concerts are fun! Stay cool in the summer! FREE parking!
  • Scott T.
    Scott ThomasAugust 21, 2014
    Pay for pavilion tickets.
  • Kirk B.
    Kirk BechtoldAugust 18, 2014
    Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails
  • Martin E.
    Martin EncisoAugust 17, 2014
    NIИ Soundgarden
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GilkeyAugust 17, 2014
    Nin soundgraden
  • Joe W.
    Joe WilsonAugust 16, 2014
    Decent venue for festivals, but it's big and hot during the summer.
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JoynerJune 26, 2014
    Security are jerks. No umbrellas. No lawn chairs.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Featuring abundant free parking and a central locale, Gexa Energy Pavilion has become the default outdoor venue for most major concerts coming through the area.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaSeptember 25, 2013
    Great place to see a show! But of course in Texas the summers are supper hot so be prepared to buy lots of expensive water or drink water from the creepy water fountains near the bathrooms.
  • Jerod D.
    Jerod DameSeptember 23, 2013
    This place is awful and outdated. The sound was hard to hear. The visuals, old fashioned. I want Fair Park to be used but this is not acceptable. Will not be back.
  • Mark F.
    Mark FallowsSeptember 21, 2013
    The lawn is awesome
  • L. BUBBA C.
    L. BUBBA CONTRERASSeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Just have a good time! Drink plenty of water! Gets HOT!
  • Frank S.
    Frank SeeAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Drink water
  • Suzanne M.
    Suzanne McginnisAugust 26, 2013
    No umbrellas allowed
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GunterAugust 17, 2013
    It is,and always will be, Starplex
  • Keith A.
    Keith AndersonAugust 4, 2013
    You can bring water in with you if the bottles are still factory-sealed at the door.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayAugust 3, 2013
    The so called "security" aka mall cops can go FUCK themselves. Even though lawn chairs are permitted they wanted to raise a fucking stink telling me they aren't allowed and drinks are a ripoff.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EJune 1, 2013
    Download the Untappd app, connect it to Foursquare and check in your beers!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SmithSeptember 8, 2012
    #FantasyElection
  • Tony E.
    Tony EdwardsSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You say Gexa...I say Starplex!
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HernandezAugust 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    get drunk before you go beers are outrageous.
  • Identity F.
    Identity FestivalAugust 10, 2012
    Welcome to the 2012 Identity Festival! Free Slurpee and Rockstars today to help keep you cool and stop by the TIGI Bed Head Bar to style your hair and get free product samples. Stay cool!
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesJuly 26, 2012
    Gexa has some amazing concerts coming up but just in case you're tired of the Texas heat House of Blues offers live music and air conditioning!
  • Henry T.
    Henry ThorntonJune 24, 2012
    There's a stage
  • Shannon W.
    Shannon WilsonJune 23, 2012
    The salmon is good!
  • Slightly Stoopid
    Slightly StoopidJune 12, 2012
    2012-07-12 Unity Tour Slightly Stoopid + 311 and The Aggrolites - http://bit.ly/UnityTour_Dallas_Jul12Tix
  • Danny S.
    Danny SandovalJune 2, 2012
    Smoking crack w hermaphroditic trannys
  • SPORTIQE
    SPORTIQEMay 20, 2012
    Grab some gear to support the band!
  • M G.
    M GipsonMay 19, 2012
    16th DMB show since HORDE Festival in '96 (SoCal).
  • ali m.
    ali morenoApril 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Only legit tickets from Gexa are at Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Don't buy from people in parking lot.
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.
    Out Door Auditorium (formerly Smirnoff Music Ctr.). Where: http://g.co/maps/chgtf
  • ali m.
    ali morenoJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Livenation mobile app.
  • Brianne W.
    Brianne WheelerDecember 5, 2011
    I love this venue for bigger concerts! It's a lot of fun if the weather is nice!
  • Kelsey F.
    Kelsey FisherNovember 13, 2011
    Hide flask in cowboy boots(;
  • Leah W.
    Leah WeeksNovember 13, 2011
    Get a rockin rita!!!!
  • Celene R.
    Celene RankinNovember 6, 2011
    If you don't smoke and don't like to be around smokers this is not the place for you.
  • John Marshall S.
    John Marshall StockdellSeptember 30, 2011
    Say hi to me.
  • Travis A.
    Travis A.September 28, 2011
    The nachos REALLY suck here! Avoid!
  • Steffanie C.
    Steffanie CaudleSeptember 28, 2011
    The bathrooms are gross other than that its cool.
  • Lora T.
    Lora TennisonSeptember 24, 2011
    There's 5 porta Portia by women's that aren't bad!
  • Jenifer S.
    Jenifer SeelingSeptember 24, 2011
    Just because you can drink doesn't mean you should drink to excess and behave like an idiot!
  • WeBB
    WeBBSeptember 10, 2011
    Lil' Wayne ~ Rick Ross ~ YMCMB/MMG
  • Misha S.
    Misha SAugust 28, 2011
    If u are going to the game- parking is free ~wink~
  • Abe E.
    Abe ElyAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to save money on the over priced alcohol? Have your girlfriend smuggle some shooters in her over the shoulder boulder holder!
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DeanAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice venue. You can enjoy the show no matter if your in the pit or on the lawn. Drinks are overpriced and it takes forever to get to the bathroom though
  • Seth W.
    Seth WanamakerAugust 5, 2011
    Bring earplugs
  • S T.
    S TJune 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow. The entire back wall is reserved for smoking weed.
  • Frank C.
    Frank CJune 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    People that sell food & drinks are non-profit charities, don't hesitate to tip!
  • Chicy B.
    Chicy BabeMay 1, 2011
    Get here early enough, and the bathrooms aren't totally disgusting yet.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SimonApril 2, 2011
    Hope you get touched this weekend by God at acquire the fire, strive after his glory in your life
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Has just recently changed their name to Gexa Energy Pavillion
  • William W. B.
    William W. Broome IVSeptember 24, 2010
    Flask in trousers is recommended by Chappell!
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MoralesSeptember 12, 2010
    Pay for VIP parking otherwise it takes an hour to get out of the parking lot.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RodriguezSeptember 2, 2010
    Eat before you come, food is way overpriced and you can not leave once you enter. $14 for burger, drink, and fries. No thanks.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WardAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for the ants in the lawn area.
  • SHAGGY
    SHAGGYAugust 27, 2010
    If u ain't showing up for any if the great metal shows this place offers... get fucked!+ deep ellum is five blocks away.. get ya drinks & meet people who ain't fake.
  • Heather C.
    Heather ClarkAugust 21, 2010
    Green River Ordinance! Opening act tonight!! Make sure you check them out!!
  • Paula R.
    Paula RamirezAugust 4, 2010
    Discover Deep Ellum blocks away known for their music and food!
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    Many restaurants and lounges can be discovered within five miles and in some of Dallas' most popular dining neighborhoods including the Bishop Arts District and Knox-Henderson. – Team Live Nation
  • Ally M.
    Ally MaasJuly 3, 2010
    Come to the boarding for breast cancer tent and test your breast knowledge! And win!
  • Jill S.
    Jill SJuly 3, 2010
    Go see Outlaw Bakery (white tees) by the Take Action tent and Teggart stage. $1 plugs!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RaineyJuly 3, 2010
    Come get Free Merch at the ONE Campaign booth, left of the main stage!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CantuJune 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a plastic flask and ur golden .
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